Chinchilla (band)

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Chinchilla
Origin Germany
Genres Power metal
Years active 1988–present
Labels Metal Blade
Website http://www.chinchilla.rocks.de
Members Udo Gerstenmeyer
Thomas Laasch
Christian Schwinn
Roberto Palacios
Past members Martin Obermeyer
Marc Peters
Steffen Theurer
Marc Steck
Josch Häberle
Arthur Diessner
Ralf Stoney

Chinchilla is a heavy metal band from Germany. The group was originally founded by guitarist Udo Gerstenmeyer in 1988, and released an EP entitled No Mercy in 1990.[1] This incarnation of the band broke up just after the release of the album, but Gerstenmeyer reformed the band in 1994 and recorded a second EP. A full-length did not appear until 1998, after which the group signed to Metal Blade Records, for whom they would release several albums. Several line-up changes have occurred over the life of the band.

Discography[edit]

  • No Mercy EP (1990)
  • Who Is Who EP (1994)
  • Horrorscope (1998)
  • Madness (Metal Blade, 2001)
  • 2000 Years at the War (Metal Blade, 2002)
  • The Last Millennium (Metal Blade, 2002)
  • Madtropolis (Metal Blade, 2003)
  • Take No Prisoners (Armageddon Records, 2004)

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Udo Gerstenmeyer : Guitar, Keyboard
  • Thomas Laasch : Vocals (2000 – present)
  • Christian Schwinn : Drums (2003 – present)
  • Roberto Palacios : Bass (2004 – present)

Former Members[edit]

  • Martin Obermeyer : Vocals (? – 1998)
  • Marc Peters : Bass (? – 2002)
  • Steffen Theurer : Drums (? – 2002)
  • Marc Steck : Keyboard (2002)
  • Josch Häberle : Bass (2003)
  • Arthur Diessner : Keyboards (2003)
  • Ralf Stoney : Guitar (2007–2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com